Q. I recently bought a backpacking stove. Now I need a pot for boiling water. What is a good lightweight option?
– Camping Chris, Randolph, N.J.
A. Hey Chris, congrats on the new backpacking stove. As for a good lightweight pot, there are many options, but lightweight usually equals expensive. For instance, a good quality option is the Evernew Ti Ultralight Pot 1 ($42; evernewamerica.com). It can hold 600 milliliters and weighs just 3.4 ounces since it’s made of titanium. Now, if that’s a little out of your budget, consider the MSR Stowaway Pot – 475ml
($16; cascadedesigns.com/msr). This one is a bit smaller and heavier at 9.5 ounces, but it’s made of durable stainless steel and should last you for years. Depending on which stove you have, it’ll probably nest easily inside of either of these pots. Happy camping!